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 High School Equivalency Preparation

  • Some students may need to refresh their basic skills in reading, math, and writing before they begin the High School Equivalency program. Adult Basic Education (ABE) provides basic skills preparation for adults who are not ready to begin High School Equivalency materials. ABE focuses on developing the skills to get a job, including reading, math, writing, and critical thinking. High School Equivalency focuses on the preparation for the GED® exam, which includes four tests in the areas of Reasoning through Language Arts (RLA), Social Studies, Science, and Math.
  • Students must first attend our Basic Skills Student Success Class (BSSS). During BSSS students are given placement tests to determine their reading and math skill levels.
  • Students are assigned to content specific review classes to prepare for High School Equivalency testing. Instruction is provided in a structured classroom program. Study site hours vary depending on site location. Practice tests are given to determine when a student is ready for the High School Equivalency Test. For more information, call 704.922.6320.

High School Equivalency Transcript

To request a copy of your High School Equivalency Transcript, click here.

High School Equivalency Voucher Program

  • The fee for GED® testing is $80.00 (as of May 2014).
  • Gaston College offers a High School Equivalency Voucher Program to students who meet the following requirements:
  1. Attend BSSS.
  2. Pre and Post TABE Test; achieve required score.
  3. Achieve required score on an Official GED Practice Test.
  4. Earn a Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)
  5. Complete Scholarship Petition Form.
  • Upon successful completion of the High School Equivalency tests, the student will receive a high school equivalency diploma.


Belinda Butler, Secretary – Dallas Campus
LIF 116

Tonya Propst, Secretary – Lincoln Campus
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